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Guest Lecturers

We have some of Australia’s leading dental specialists and experts involved in BOSS and helping with a comprehensive orthodontic continuing education.

Rochelle McPherson, Orofacial Myologist
Assoc Dip Dent Hygiene, COM

With over 25 years of experience in dental hygiene and related fields, Rochelle is one of Australia’s leading practitioners of Orofacial Myology. Rochelle’s expertise is highly sought after in the industry, and she regularly conducts training and mentoring for other practitioners in this field.

Rochelle runs a private, orofacial myology practice in Sydney, OM Health, bringing a unique, holistic approach to patient care. She incorporates a team approach with other health professionals to assist in a greater level of health and well-being. Her special interests include, Orofacial Growth and Development, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing.

Rochelle is a lecturer at the Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology. She speaks both nationally and internationally. Rochelle is committed to advancing Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in Australia through best practice and continuing education.

https://www.omhealth.com.au/
https://www.australianacademyoforofacialmyology.com.au/

Dr Ben Lee, Prosthodontist
BDS MDSc (Pros) MRACDS (Pros)

Ben completed his MDSc in Prosthodontics from University of Sydney. During this time, he was given the Young Prosthodontist Award by The International College of Prosthodontists. He is the past president of the Australian Prosthodontic Society (NSW) and Australian Asian Association of Dentists. He is a mentor for implant diploma courses offered by the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and Charles Sturt University.

In addition to being a visiting honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney, a frequent presenter for Nobel Biocare, Ben frequently presents on the topic of dental implants and fixed prosthodontics nationwide.

As a prosthodontist, Ben works full-time in his referral based specialist practice in Chatswood, Sydney with particular interest in the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implant treatment.

Dr Jad Clarke, Paediatric Dentist
BDS (Syd) DClinDent Paed (Syd) MRACDS

Dr Jad Clarke is a specialist in Paediatric Dentistry. He strongly believes in integration of a child’s oral health with their total health care management. He has a particular interests in children with special needs, management of children with dental anxiety and treatment of dental emergencies and trauma.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Sydney, Jad worked in general practice in Wollongong and Sydney for nine years before undertaking specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sydney.

Dr Clarke currently works in private practice in Bondi Junction and holds positions at Westmead Centre for Oral Health and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He also maintains a role as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

Dr Boris Cherkasski, Prosthodontist
DDM, BDS (Otago), GradDipClinDent (Melb), MRACDS (Pros.) MDS (Melb).

Following completion of his Master Degree at Melbourne University, Dr Cherkasski has been in a specialist practice restricted to prosthodontics. He has broad knowledge and substantial practical experience in all aspects of restorative dentistry including dental implantology. His special interest lies in cosmetic rehabilitation and the use of digital technologies in restorative treatment.

Dr Cherkasski lectures nationally and internationally on dental implant-related issues. He is a full member of the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists and an immediate past president of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (Victorian branch).

Currently, Dr Cherkasski serves in an executive committee of the Australasian Osseointegration Society– federal body.

Dr Johnson Chou, Prosthodontist
BDS (Otago), D.Clin.Dent (Prosthodontics), Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent (Sedation & Pain Control), MRACDS (Pros)

Johnson is a specialist prosthodontist in private dental practice in Sydney, Australia. He also works one day a week in Department of Oral Restorative Sciences in Westmead Centre of Oral Health and involved in teaching prosthodontic registrars on the topic of composite resin. He practices in all areas of prosthodontics: implants, crown and bridge, partial and complete dentures, temporomandibular joint disorders. He is a contributor to the textbook “Oral Rehabilitation: A Case-Based Approach’.

Mark Johnstone, Endodontist
BDSc(Hons) DClinDent Endo (Melb)

Specialist Endodontist in private practice Melbourne. Researcher and lecturer on various endodontic topics, including informed consent.

What People Are Saying

  • Having always steered away from clear aligners and only stuck with fixed braces, I’ve finally decided to give aligners a go this year. BOSS is extremely practical, informative and backed up by heaps of research. Dr. V is a great mentor, she’s always helpful and truthful. The team at BOSS and CCC smiles are just amazing, always there to help you whenever you need, even if it was a question that’s been repetitively asked many many times. I would highly recommend BOSS to anyone who wishes to start their journey in digital orthodontics. With Dr. V and her team behind me, my confidence level is soooo much higher and I feel like I am delivering my treatment to a higher standard and overall making me a better clinician. Thank you Dr. V!!

    Dr Claire Chiu, Dentist QLD
  • I joined BOSS in 2018 for the full year, and the wealth of knowledge that Vandana shares is immeasurable! This course is perfect for absolute beginners and also those with more experience, and Vandana caters it perfectly for the whole group. All her information is evidence based and very relatable for general dentists, giving you information that those “generic” 1-3 day clear aligner courses cannot give you. BOSS is a very comprehensive course. I highly recommend it, I plan to join BOSS again!

    Dr Michelle Sujenie, Dentist VIC
  • Since I have joined the postgraduate diploma in orthodontics I have noticed all the applied practical learning/knowledge on my patients and I am only half way through the year. Dr Vandana is a genuine educator. She goes way beyond to simplify every lecture and I really like her evidence based information and that is available for us 24/7. Her webinars helped a lot for busy dentists and loved the feedback we get in the one on one sessions with our cases. It make us think every step of the way. But the best thing I like is to see she is giving back to the community and her association with Smile Train in helping children with cleft palate is just beyond words. Thank you so much for being nice and approachable.

    Dr Claudia Braybon, Dentist
  • I just attended the 2018 Boss Course 1 in Melbourne. It was a comprehensive introduction into orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. I have walked away feeling confident in my knowledge and abilities. I recommend this course to beginners and those with more experience. The group was small and the course felt tailored to our individual levels of experience. Dr Katyal was so kind and approachable and generously shared her knowledge. The course was heavily scientifically based and Dr Katyal frequently referred to the literature and gave recommended pre-readings to enhance our knowledge and make the most of the session.

    Dr Rachael McDonald, Dentist, Melbourne
  • Dr Katyal shares so much of her own protocol and is extremely generous not only with her time but with the well thought out information she provides along with the course such as inventory lists, marketing material and case presentation templates. She tailors her advice to your own experience and helps with appropriate case selection, points out possible pitfalls and helps you understand how to overcome them. The course is also up-to-date using the latest technologies in orthodontics and is heavily evidence-based.

    I would recommend it to anyone wanting to start doing some orthodontic treatment or looking for a more comprehensive course to assist in some ortho they are already doing.

    Dr Becky Dudman, Melbourne
  • This course has taken my knowledge of clear aligner orthodontics to the next level. In a field which is historically protected/guarded by the orthodontic profession Dr Vandana is very generous with her years of specialist knowledge and experience. I would highly recommend this to every dentist wanting to incorporate clear aligners in their practice.

    Dr Justin Ward, Dentist NSW

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